The Hills Market Blog
We're pleased to announce that all the salmon in our Chef's Case is now Loch Duart Scottish Salmon. This salmon has the highest concentration of Omega 3 fatty acids of any farmed salmon, creating a healthier and tastier salmon.
Features of Loch Duart Scottish Salmon:
• No GMOs or antibiotics are used
• Served at The French Laundry
• Awarded the highest honor of the French Culinary Institute
• Endorsed by Greenpeace for sustainable practices
We're looking for a full-time employee for our Butcher Shop. Applicants should be passionate and knowledgeable about meat and seafood and be skilled at customer service. Pay is based upon experience, and applicants should be flexible in their availability.
Click here to submit an application.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to start (or continue enjoying) a love affair with wine. While a little mystery can keep the sparks going, misunderstandings can damage or even end a romance. To help keep your relationship strong, The Hills Market wine counselors have put together a list of common myths that can get in the way of a fulfilling life together. As with many misconceptions, wine myths often tend to be based on reality, but some aspect has been misinterpreted or misconstrued. Below are the five most commonly encountered wine myths, according to our trusty staff of wine counselors.
1. There are no good wines under $20.
At long last, we now have Askinosie Chocolate at The Hills Market. (We ordered it right before Oprah featured these delicious better-than-fair-trade chocolates in the February 2011 edition of her magazine. And, well, when Oprah likes something, it may be a little difficult to get at first.) You may know Askinosie from a perusal of our Jeni's case. She uses a special blend of this chocolate in her Askinosie Dark Milk Chocolate Ice Cream. So why do we say better-than-fair-trade? Not only do the folks at Askinosie pay a fair wage to their farmers, they share a part of their profits with them. Very awesome, we think. And we're proud to be a part of the cycle of good. Stop by and pick up a sample or two today. These bars make a perfect gift or special treat.
Have you noticed our beautiful new freezer cases? We're in love with them! A bonus to the new cases is that Jay is bringing in a few new items to try out at the store, including Glutino Gluten Free Pizza Crusts. Free of both gluten and milk, these crusts are the perfect starting point for pizza night. Let us know whether you like them; if folks keep buying them, we'll keep them in stock.
Chef Anthony Schulz of Inn at Cedar Falls has graced our kitchen several times. A fellow fan of locally sourced and seasonal foods, Anthony is definitely in our extended family of "Professional Foodies" Click through to find two recipes from last night's class.
When our friend AnnMarie McCallister (of Worthington's Glad Annie's Baklava) asked us to consider doing something with this new organization that assists the parents of little ones heart defects and heart disease, we whole-heartedly said yes. This new chapter of Mended Little Hearts will help mentor families that are newly diagnosed and help support families through the entire journey of living with a heart defect. Their funds will be used toward research, family support and eduction on Congenital Heard Disease awareness.
Learn more and AnnMarie, her baklava and her connection with Mended Little Hearts below.